Synthesis of New Five-Atom-Linked Capped Porphyrins

Wuping Ma, Carla Slebodnick, James A. Ibers*

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The synthesis and characterization of three new five-atom-linked “capped” porphyrins, 6, 12, and 18, are reported. The general synthetic procedure involves synthesis of a tetraaldehyde “cap” by reacting the five-atom “arm” with 1,2,4,5-tetrahydroxybenzene in DMSO solvent in the presence of KOH. The tetraaldehyde and pyrrole are reacted to form the capped porphyrin. These compounds are useful as models for the active sites of heme proteins.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6349-6353
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number23
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry


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